My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee;
So that thou incline thy ear to wisdom, [and] apply thy heart to understanding;
Yes, if thou criest after knowledge, [and] liftest up thy voice for understanding;
If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as [for] hid treasures;
Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God.
For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth [cometh] knowledge and understanding.
He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous: [he is] a buckler to them that walk uprightly.
He keepeth the paths of judgment, and preserveth the way of his saints.
Then shalt thou understand righteousness, and judgment, and equity; [and] every good path.
When wisdom entereth into thy heart, and knowledge is pleasant to thy soul;
Discretion shall preserve thee, understanding shall keep thee: